Everybody’s talking about azodicardonamide in Subway’s bread and other products. This is the so-called yoga mat chemical. Subway will be removing it from bread. Some people are calling for it to be removed from anything we’d eat.
I noticed some blogs saying that they don’t care about this. Why? The writers tend to say because we’ve all been eating it all along and we’re all just fine so it can’t be that bad.
Are we really all that well?
If I’m to believe what I watch and read on the news and reported from friends’ real lives in Facebook posts, the USA is fatter and sicker than ever. We have more autism and birth defects than ever. We have more cancer than ever.
The “I’ve been eating/doing it this long and I’m fine” is typically said by someone experiencing a moment of perceived immortality without any thoughts of the future. My grandpa smoked for decades, and it eventually killed him. Lots of people back then thought smoking would be OK. And as the years without symptoms passed, they could only think, hey I’m smoking and I’m fine, so this must be OK.
Choices like these are not OK if we care at all about the possible outcomes of our future health.
There are lots of things you can do and be “OK.” You can recreationally use drugs. You can never exercise. You can smoke. Drink. Beat people up. Eat man-made chemicals disguised as food, even ones other countries have banned. You might be OK now. But it would be smarter for you to admit that you really have no idea what these long term effects will be.
You have no idea how eating or doing these things might affect your future children. Your future health. I think our grandparents’ generation were a sturdy bunch, and not just because they lived through war and depression. They were a group of people who ate food before it was canned, microwaved, mass produced, and chemically enhanced. They were some pretty rugged people. I think a lot of that was the quality of their diet. There’s only so much crap you can add to food in 1918.
Start reading labels and making better decisions.
I remember from childhood an ice cream commercial reading a competitor’s label and stopping on “polysorbate 80.” What is THAT? Our ice cream just has milk, cream, sugar, etc… The commercial had a great point that really affected me:
If you can’t pronounce it or don’t know what it is, you probably shouldn’t eat it.
Does your “vitamin water” need chromium polynicotinamide?
Should you eat glycerol ester wood of rosin?
You should not eat high fructose corn syrup. They’ve only convinced you it’s OK by using 4 words that separately sound safe. Even if they rename it corn sugar, it’s freaking poison and I believe a large cause of the health and weight issues people face.
Aspartame, known as Nutrasweet. The devil.
Here is a great article giving you more info on things in our foods and what health problems they seem to cause. Read labels, look for these, and then buy something ELSE.
For more, just Google crazy chemicals in food.